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Barack Obama Went Kitesurfing In The Caribbean And He Is Really Happy About It

Look at Obama riding that wave.

Posted on February 7, 2017, at 9:08 a.m. ET

President Barack Obama appears to have been having a really great time since the end of his second term in the White House.

Last week, he was spotted looking carefree and casual on holiday in the British Virgin Islands with British billionaire Richard Branson.

Obama's on vacation with the hat backwards. He's never coming back.

He was wearing his hat backward and everything.

Obama really in the BVI in flip flops just chillin

And now new photos from the trip appear to show the former president having a blast while picking up a new water sport.

Loved offering @barackobama the chance to learn to kitesurf – here’s how he got on

He learned to kitesurf...

Jack Brockway / Via

...and got properly into it.

Jack Brockway


Jack Brockway/

According to Branson, it took Obama two days before he stood up on the board.

Jack Brockway/
Jack Brockway/

Branson said he had challenged Obama to learn to kitesurf, before he picked up foilboarding.

"We were neck and neck until the last run on the last day, when I got up on the foilboard and screamed along for over 50 meters, three feet above the water. I was feeling very pleased with myself, only to look over and see Barack go 100 meters on his kiteboard! I had to doff my cap to him and celebrate his victory," Branson wrote on his blog.

You can see a video of the pair in action here:

View this video on YouTube

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.